Police believe a pedestrian that walked into a train near Sicamous was under the influence of alcohol.

Alcohol factor in pedestrian collision with train

Police say a man was walking along the tracks in Sicamous, moved out of the way of a train, but then got struck by the passing train

Sicamous RCMP say a pedestrian who was struck by a train on June 20 was likely under the influence of alcohol, and say it may have been a contributing factor in the collision.

Police said the man was walking eastbound in the middle of the tracks in Sicamous around 2 p.m. when a westbound train approached.

The train’s horn was sounded and the man got off the tracks. But sometime after that, the man made contact with the train.

He was found in the ditch about three metres from the train. He was conscious but had serious injuries to his left arm and shoulder.

Paramedics treated the man and took him to the hospital in Salmon Arm. He was later transferred to hospital in Kamloops where he remains in the intensive care unit.

CP Rail police are investigating the incident.

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